John MichaelAssistant Professor Biomedical Sciences
John Jeshurun Michael is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. John graduated with a B-Tech in Biotechnology from Sathyabama University (India) and he completed his Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences from Washington State University. Although teaching was something that “ran in the family,” he considered pursuing a career in teaching only after he received a Teaching Assistant Excellence Award in his final semester of graduate school. In order to fine-tune his teaching skills, John completed a two-year Teaching and Research Fellowship with the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. After this, John was promoted to be a Lecturer at Cornell University, where he implemented active learning techniques in the delivery of a wide range of courses including nutrition, physiology, and public health. John trained both undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants in the appropriate pedagogical methods to optimize the learning experience of his students. At CSU, John’s current responsibilities include teaching BMS 300, and his area of focus is applying pedagogical methods to facilitate active learning and critical thinking.